...well, except that she doesn't quite look old enough to be a First Year, but maybe in a few years.
Instead of trying to copy the costumes exactly, I decided to go for more of a "capture the spirit" of the character look. For the Ginny Costume that meant adding a snitch to the skirt. (For those of you who might not be super familiar with Harry Potter...Ginny becomes a seeker (the snitch catcher in quidditch) like Harry, and according to things J.K. Rowling has said after the books were written, she eventually became a professional quidditch player.
I also went for a simple circle skirt instead of pleats, because they are SO much easier...
I didn't take step-by-step photos for this one, but it's really so easy you won't need them.
First, I used Dana's Circle Skirt tutorial on MADE for making the skirt itself. She has excellent instructions, so go check them out.
Then you can use this template for your snitch. I just used regular fabric scraps I had in a golden yellow and white. I traced the shapes onto Heat'n Bond Lite (affiliate link). The snitch in the template below if in reverse because when doing applique, you always trace a mirror image onto the Heat'n Bond.)
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Then I used white embroidery thread to make a swirly line that went around the skirt and up into the waistline to show the path of the snitch. (Somehow I can't help but think that perhaps Mrs. Weasley made Ginny a skirt like this as a girl, but the snitch on the real Ginny's skirt would have actually zoomed all over the skirt on it's own.)
And that's it!
I'll share more info about her sweater and other details soon, but you can order a Golden Snitch Necklaces here.
And you can order your Hogwarts House Scarves here or tutorial here to make your own..
See these links for more details about other Harry Potter themed crafts we've done...and be sure to check back because I'll be adding more as I get them written up.
If you're looking for stocking stuffers, you've come to the right place...and if you order during Nov. 2013, you'll get a FREE Hogwarts Acceptance Letter with your order. I have a growing Harry Potter section in my Etsy Shop. You can see those products here. They include scarves, key chains, necklaces, and Christmas ornaments.
My most popular necklace has been the Hedwig Owl Post Necklace.